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The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 2 - The 365 Prohibitions of the Tora
266 - PLANNING TO ACQUIRE ANOTHER'S PROPERTY
Deuteronomy 5:21 --
“You shall not covet your neighbor's wife; and you shall not desire your neighbor's house, his field, his manservant, his maidservant, his ox, his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.
Exodus 20:17 -- “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.”
These two negative commandments do not relate to one and the same subject. The first, You shall not covet, prohibits the actual acquisition of what belongs to another; the second forbids us even to desire and covet it.